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Nielsen Library Policies: Donations

Donations policy

Effective August 2023


Nielsen Library welcomes donations! If you are considering donation, please review the below information.


We do not issue receipts; on a case-by-case basis we may write a letter of acknowledgement.


To donate an individual work, please contact the subject liaison librarian or the Library Director (contact information available at


Advance arrangements are required to donate a personal or professional collection; additions to Nielsen Library special collections will be evaluated on a item-specific basis. We cannot accept bulk donations without prior approval and coordination. Please contact the subject liaison librarian or the Library Director to make arrangements.


All donations are reviewed and evaluated with respect to the library's existing holdings, needs, and institutional goals. Donations may be added to one or more library collections, depending on how the donated material complements existing collections and institutional goals. Materials not added to our collection will be put on the “Free books” cart for anyone to take or provided to the public library (for works better suited to their collection base and inventory).


Thank you for your consideration.

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